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2009 Weingut Schafer Frohlich Bockenauer Felseneck Riesling Spatlese Gold Capsule
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92 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2011

($57) Pale golden yellow with a greenish tinge. Very rich aromas of apricot and lemon oil are lifted by a hint of spicy botrytis. Generous peach fruit extract saturates the palate, masking the wine's subtle spicy acidity. More about richness than elegance, this wine needs time.

92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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